Organizational newsletter of the unified Communist Party of America, officially known as the "Communist Party of America, Section of the Communist Internantional." This is the second of two typeset issues called thee "Official Bulletin" of the group.
This issue contains an extensive summary of the decisions of the governing Central Executive Committee of the organization, including the rulings on the question of membership transfers to Soviet Russia and the membership status of Harry Moore Wicks, Maximilian Cohen ("Allen"), and Alexander Bittelman ("Raphael"). Officers of the CEC itself are named for party members and the new dues system and district structure outlined. Ongoing discussions with the quasi-Communist left wing of the Socialist Party as well as the Bohemian (Czech language) and Jewish (Yiddish language) Federations of that party are noted. This issue also includes the extensive reports of the Committee for Control of Educational Work and the Industrial Department of the CEC (i.e. on trade union policy). A complete itemized financial statement for the United Communist Party for the months April and May 1921 also appears here.
Pseudonyms used in this issue: Allen - Maximilian Cohen Andrew - Nicholas Hourwich Carr - Ludwig "Louis" Katterfeld Curtis - John J. Ballam Dow - Charles Dirba Griffith - Joseph Zack Kornfeder Golden - James P. Cannon Kelly - George Ashkenuzi Lewis - Will Weinstone Marshall - Max Bedacht Paul - J. Wilenkin Raphael - Alexander Bittelman Ray - Joseph Stilson Staley - Shachno Epstein [Comintern Rep] Wheat - Jay Lovestone
Paper No. 2 - The Toiler
New CPA Districts mentioned: District 1 - Boston District 2 - New York City District 3 - Philadelphia District 4 - Cleveland District 5 - Chicago District 6 - Detroit
Original document resides with the Riazanov Library of California. Published in the USA prior to 1923, public domain.
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